Very similar but specific. When you hire a Priest he will specifically be able to use spells related to his profession and skill.
To help newer Players I am also thinking about implementing a watch or guard dog as a measure to assist in combat until they can get further along. The dog would essentially absorb blows until dead to give the main Character more chances and time to attack.
Also, something that was mentioned before but not really carded for the next major update are the presence of deities to offer assistance and demand worthiness.
A dog that could take a blow could work, what about buying several dogs before an adventure that could mean you avoid several hits *wink*.
Having your familiar be able to attack besides just taking away arrows could help people in the long run too. The more one trains their familiar the more they can level up and get stronger too.
I was thinking about the familiar too when JB mentioned that but then again if this is for newer players they won't be able to afford a familiar.
Well that will give them something to work for so that they can have a familiar and then train it.
Actually, I haven't used the familiar in awhile so I forget, can the familiar take a blow for you as well or does it just counter spells?
Heads up to those aren't paying attention. Someone is coming up the rear and they are already on level 7 looking to regain status *wink*.
Sorry if I'm not picking up on your crypto-message but what or who are you talking about since I wasn't paying attention?